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May 3, 2013

Today in History

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Five years ago: Barack Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton by seven votes in the Guam Democratic presidential caucuses, meaning the candidates split the pledged delegate votes. Big Brown won the Kentucky Derby by 4 3/4 lengths. (Filly Eight Belles finished second and then broke both front ankles; she was euthanized on the track.)

One year ago: U.S. officials published online a selection of letters from Osama bin Laden's last hideaway; the documents portrayed a network that was weak, inept and under siege — and its leader seemingly near wit's end about the passing of his global jihad's glory days.

Today's Birthdays: Folk singer Pete Seeger is 94. Actress Ann B. Davis is 87. Actor Alex Cord is 80. Singer Frankie Valli is 79. Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 67. Pop singer Mary Hopkin is 63. Singer Christopher Cross is 62. Country musician Cactus Moser (Highway 101) is 56. Rock musician David Ball (Soft Cell) is 54. Country singer Shane Minor is 45. Actor Bobby Cannavale (ka-nuh-VAL'-ee) is 43. Music and film producer-actor Damon Dash is 42. Country musician John Hopkins (Zac Brown Band) is 42. Country-rock musician John Neff (Drive-By Truckers) is 42. Country singer Brad Martin is 40. Actress Christina Hendricks (TV: "Mad Men") is 38. Actor Dule (doo-LAY') Hill is 38. Country singer Eric Church is 36. Dancer Cheryl Burke (TV: "Dancing with the Stars") is 29. Soul singer Michael Kiwanuka is 26. Actress Jill Berard is 23.

Thought for Today: "Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true." — William Inge (1913-1973).

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